Hand-Painted Wallets from D’Alembert

Originally conceived as a way of mimicking the natural patinas leather goods accumulate over years of use, the process of dying is transformed into an art form by D’Alembert. Their unique wallets are instantly set apart by hand painted finishes that elevate decoration to an entirely new level. Starting with the finest French calfskin and … [Read more…]

Father’s Day: Prep Time with Daniel Wellington

Few brands are able to instantly create a market space that seems to have always been there for them. Although new, these objects feel well worn and established. Daniel Wellington is one such brand; it’s a relatively new preppy inspired watch company that feels as though it’s been around forever. We all know the look; … [Read more…]

Birchbox & Baxter of California

Skincare brand Baxter of California has earned a cult-like following, and with good reason. As one of the original men’s grooming brands, created by Baxter Finley in 1965, Baxter of California has stayed true to its mission of nature plus science. Cutting edge for its time, and way ahead of the men’s grooming trend by … [Read more…]

Win a Bull+Moose Bow Tie

It’s no secret that we are big fans of tie-maker extraordinaire, Bull+Moose. One of the things that makes this brand noteworthy is that its exceptional ties are truly affordable and even include free shipping.  And, B+M ties, with material and construction quality at least equal to the likes of Brooks Brothers and Ralph Lauren, could … [Read more…]

The Case for a Classic Briefcase

In today’s world, men carry bags. Be they messenger or backpack, leather or nylon or canvas, formal or casual, we need a good bag. For many of us, a daily commute – even a quick errand – can necessitate a wallet, keys, smart phone, sunglasses, notebook and pen, not to mention innumerable personal knickknacks and … [Read more…]

Post Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

It’s too late – you forgot. Or you procrastinated. Or plan “A” fell through. For whatever reason, Valentine’s Day is here and gone. And, you need to track down a little something that tells your man that you love him. We’re here to help. OTC rounded up a few ideas that have classic appeal coupled … [Read more…]

Style to Your Door: Bespoke Post

Curated and customized style boxes delivered to your front door via subscription are very much a thing right now. As with most brands competing in a commoditzed market, first movers have the advantage of establishing themselves as brand names which often represent the whole segment. Some services are spot-on, some average, and some forgettable. With … [Read more…]